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What are causes of a continuous cough and runny nose in an infant?

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Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics
7 doctors agree

In brief: Many

Continuous cough and runny nose in an infant should be discussed with your doctor. It might be as simple as recurrent colds this time of year, but it could signify a chronic condition (wheezing or acid reflux), or a more serious infection (whooping cough or bronchiolitis).
Treatments vary based on the cause, so a careful exam should be done by your pediatrician.

In brief: Many

Continuous cough and runny nose in an infant should be discussed with your doctor. It might be as simple as recurrent colds this time of year, but it could signify a chronic condition (wheezing or acid reflux), or a more serious infection (whooping cough or bronchiolitis).
Treatments vary based on the cause, so a careful exam should be done by your pediatrician.
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
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Dr. Jay Park
I agree with Dr. Stuppy's suggestion. I would add sinusitis to the list of common causes of prolonged cough and runny nose.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
I agree and would add congenital upper airway abnormalities, cystic fibrosis and pertussis.
Dr. Neeta Jain
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sinusitis, allergy

Lot of times continuous nasal drainage could be because of allergies too, mostly molds and dust mites.
Take a good history, if both parents are allergic, chances for the infant are high.

In brief: Sinusitis, allergy

Lot of times continuous nasal drainage could be because of allergies too, mostly molds and dust mites.
Take a good history, if both parents are allergic, chances for the infant are high.
Dr. Neeta Jain
Dr. Neeta Jain
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
I would add infections to the differential.
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